How can I be considered for the 2022 class of MLH Top 50 hackers?

Every MLH Top 50 hacker fills out a profile which is carefully reviewed by the MLH team. The 50 selected are able to effectively communicate the ways in which they impacted the hacker community, the innovative work they’ve made, how they have inspired other hackers, and why their story is unique. 

We encourage you all to apply to the MLH Top 50 Class of 2022. We would love to hear your story and get a chance to share it with the rest of the hacker community. You can apply and/or alternatively, you can nominate a friend. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2022.

If you don't feel ready to apply for this upcoming class, no worries. There are lots of ways to strengthen your profile. Some great ways to do this include:

  • Attend Lots of Hackathons: One of the best ways to stand out is to go to lots of hackathons. While you're there, you'll meet lots of hackers, organizers, sponsors, and MLH staff who might nominate you for the list next year.

  • Work on Interesting Projects: Submitting projects at hackathons is a great way to build a portfolio and showcase your work. When we're reviewing nominations, this is one of the first things we look for.

  • Organize a Hacker Gathering: We love to see community members giving back and inspiring others. Organizing hacker events like workshops, hackathons, and meetups with MLH's support is another great thing we might notice.